allium


al·li·um

noun \ˈal-ē-əm\

Definition of ALLIUM

1
capitalized : a genus of bulbous herbs (as an onion, garlic, or leek) of the lily family distinguished by a characteristic odor, sheathing, mostly basal leaves, and clusters of usually white, blue, purple, pink, or red flowers
2
a : a plant of the genus Allium b : the bulb of garlic formerly used in medicine especially as an expectorant and rubefacient

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